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Barking Spiders T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Barking Up the Wrong Spider T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bizarro Duck T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dumb Fun T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hi. I'm The Best Guide EVAR! T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Inertia Creeps T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kings of Cribbage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mezzanine S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Peter's Flight School T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Pin Man A3+ R
Poopy Hunch T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Razor Flake T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
TexasFlake T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Andy Ross, Gene Vallee & Tom Hore
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Shared By: apross on Jun 28, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Some nice slab and face climbing.


Starts 10 feet left of Spotted Fever
30ft left of Mezzanine (new route)


mid size nuts (4 thru 7 wallnuts or suchlike)
1/2" & 1" size cams


Charlie S
Ogden, UT
Charlie S   Ogden, UT
The first half of this route is technical slabbing.
The second half is a lot of fun.
Wise for the belayer to wear a helmet.
Found supplemental gear not needed. Slung the shrub at the end of the slab, otherwise, all bolts. Apr 3, 2016
garyjutah Jones
5.9 PG13
garyjutah Jones  
5.9 PG13
Could use more traffic, chossy at top. Oct 5, 2015
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.10 R
BobGray   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.10 R
Excellent route that is super fun, though the slab section is a bit runout. If you're going to the Coffin this route is a must do on the way there. Mar 25, 2012
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
The 1st half was fun but turning the lip and entering the choss realm on the last bit was disappointing. I didn't place any gear or feel the need to on this one. Good warmup for the 11. Nov 7, 2009
I liked this route. This and mezzanine make for a nice quick outing. thanks for your work and effort. Cheers. Steve Oct 19, 2009
EAS Fett  
Fun slab route, also my favorite song by Massive attack. Are the FA's fans by chance? I used a purple tcu between the 2 and 3 bolt and a sling to wrap a solid bush towards the top. I remember walking by while cleaning the route, was on my way to work on the cracked egg Oct 4, 2009